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Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)

Author(s): Janet L. Fryer
Year Published: 2010

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Fryer, Janet 2010. Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/ailalt/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Juniper woodland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10450
FEIS Number: 1058
Record updated: May 24, 2018